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Fall 2006


Oberlin College Receives $1 Million Grant to Encourage Entrepreneurial Education
Oberlin has received a $1,126,382 grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation of Hudson, Ohio, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, as part of a five-year project to develop campus-wide entrepreneurship initiatives in Northeast Ohio.


Acclaimed Conductor Robert Spano to Lead the Oberlin Conservatory Symphony Orchestra in Concert at
Carnegie Hall

Robert Spano, Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the Oberlin Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, with pianist Pedja Muzijevic, in concerts at Carnegie Hall and in Oberlin in January 2007.

A Team of Pianists to Perform Satie's Vexations in a Marathon Presentation at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music
How many pianists does it take to perform French composer Erik Satie’s Vexations? Given that Satie’s instructions call for the aptly named work to be played 840 times, a lot.


The Elixir of Love, Donizetti's Famous Comic Opera, to be Staged by Oberlin Opera Theater November 15-19
The Elixir of Love, Gaetano Donizetti's comic opera about a humble youn man's belief in the power of love—and a little love potion—will be staged by Oberlin Opera Theater in November.

Alumni Lee Fisher, Ohio Lieutenant Governor Candidate; Adrian Fenty, Washington D.C. Mayoral Candidate; Jan Ting, Delaware U.S. Senate Candidate; and Yvette Clarke, New York Congressional Candidate Return to Oberlin November 11 To Assess Election 2006 And The Future Of American Politics
Did the pundits and scholars get it right in predicting 2006 election issues and outcomes?  God, guns, gays, and cultural pluralism: did the 2006 elections make a difference?  Is election 2006 part of a major electoral realignment?

Oberlin Heritage Center Donates Historic Property to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music
The Oberlin Heritage Center (OHC) has entered into an agreement with the Oberlin Conservatory of Music to donate the Burrell-King House to Oberlin College. The Greek Revival house will become the new home of the Oberlin Community Music School, the Conservatory’s pre-collegiate music instruction program.


Corrections and Clarifications of Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial
On September 21, the Cleveland Plain Dealer ran an editorial, "Decisions to make at Oberlin," addressing Oberlin College President Nancy S. Dye's announced retirement and the future of the College itself. The editorial contained a number of inaccuracies. This is an annotated response to some of these points.

Nancy S. Dye to Retire as Oberlin College President in June 2007
September 10-- Oberlin College President Nancy S. Dye announced today that she is retiring as president at the end of this academic year, June 30, 2007.

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